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Three Point Rule: Avoid Falls

Michelle Gonzales
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Falling while getting into or out of truck cabs or heavy equipment or when mounting or dismounting truck bodies or trailers can cause serious injuries. Many knee, ankle and back injuries result from jumping from equipment onto uneven ground or objects.

The biggest cause of falls from a vehicle is human error and failure to follow the “Three Point Rule”. The Three Point Rule requires three of four points of contact to be maintained with the vehicle at all times – two hands and one foot, or both feet and one hand. This system allows maximum stability and support, reducing the likelihood of slipping and falling.

There are important steps that can be taking to prevent mounting/dismounting injuries with use of the Three Point Rule being most important.

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